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Old Dec 13, 2006, 04:05 AM   #1
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Thinking of sticking a DVD-RW in my iMac G4

I have an old G4 700MHz with cd-rw only. Would it be easy to exchange the drive for a dvd-rw instead? As the prices are falling, and more and more stuff come on dvd's, I'm thinking I'll have to do this soon...
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 04:19 AM   #2
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Yeah, I think the iMac G4 uses regular drives, like you'd use in any PowerMac. Here's a good place to start:
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/optic...ives/powermac/
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Yeah, I think the iMac G4 uses regular drives, like you'd use in any PowerMac. Here's a good place to start:
http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/optic...ives/powermac/
I've never had that much exerience with G4 iMacs, is the base really that big?
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Old Dec 13, 2006, 04:27 AM   #4
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I have an old G4 700MHz with cd-rw only. Would it be easy to exchange the drive for a dvd-rw instead? As the prices are falling, and more and more stuff come on dvd's, I'm thinking I'll have to do this soon...
Hi from Ireland,
If it was me, I'd buy an external DVD-RW ...... cheap and easy solution.

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The G4 iMac can use a regular DVD drive. I recommend the Pioneer 111D because its cheap and works with no issue. Here is a guide at xlr8yourmac.com about opening the iMac: http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/i...takeapart.html
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Thanks for all replies! I didn't expect much attention to this thread, but this is great!

The reason I want to go internal is instead of external is internal is cheaper. I mean, where do you find a $40 external superdrive?

Edit: the xlr8yourmac link was great. thanks, TDM21.
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